Local Events

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NC Arboretum Adult Education Classes
NC Arboretum Calendar of Events


bullingtonBullington Gardens Events & Workshops
95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC 28792
Call (828) 698-6104 for reservations


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers many helpful and informative classes designed to deepen your relationship to the region’s flora and fauna and to help you successfully landscape with natives. We enjoy relationships with many of the region’s naturalist experts. Thanks to their generosity, we can offer our community an in-depth and affordable look at one of the world’s most unique and diverse native habitats.

North Carolina Native Plant Society – Western Chapter Hikes

Contact Tracie Jeffries for more details at botanynerd89@gmail.com


Discover Natural Transylvania

Discover Natural Transylvania is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the place where we live, work, and play. Presenters include experts in the fields of ecology, biology, geology, flora, fauna, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments are provided. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library.
For more information contact Marcy Thompson 828-884-3151 x1820 or marcy.thompson@transylvaniacounty.org

Thursday, December 7—6:30 pm “On the French Broad River”, a 75-minute film of the Torgerson family’s adventure rafting the 149-mile river.

Thursday, January 4–6:30 pm “Gorges State Park–A Work In Progress–Past, Present & Future”, with Park Superintendent Steve Pagano.

Thursday, February 1–6:30 pm TBA

Thursday, March 1–6:30 pm “Appalachian Wilderness, Keeping It Wild”, with Bill Hodge, Executive Director of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS).

Thursday, April 5–6:30 pm “Paddling the French Broad River Paddle Trail”, with Hartwell Carson, French Broad Riverkeeper.

Thursday, May 3–6:30 pm “Heirloom Herbals” with Laura Gardner, Certified Clinical Herbalist.

Bag Lunch Arts
Our monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge. Held on the third Tuesday of most months at 12 noon in the Rogow Family Community Room. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.

Wildflower Walks in Black Mountain

Coordinator: Jim Poling (jnpoling@icloud.com)
Leaders: Anyone who loves Wildflowers
Most of our walks are local—Montreat, BMT Recreation Park, Warren Wilson College. We will take one or two trips to the Parkway. Meet at Lake Tomahawk Parking Lot on Rhododendron Ave. Black Mountain, NC. We will carpool to another location where there are wildflowers!

Black Mountain Wildflower Walks are over for the season. Reserve the second Thursday of each month starting in April, 2018 and ending in September.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage – Great Smoky Mountains

April 24 – 28, 2018
More info : springwildflowerpilgrimage@gmail.com

Georgia Botanical Society Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

May 4-6, 2018, in Thomaston, GA.

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge – Date TBA

Wildflower Whimsy – Highlands Biological Station – Date TBA

Submit events for inclusion to wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com